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Tick Tick Tick Tick on the hard drive


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evstatheos

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I went to use my extrnal hard drive and it would only go Tick Tick Tick Tick on the hard drive! what can i do to recver my info...can i open it up and give it some help...it will spin but thats it besides the Tick Tick Tick Tick ..... :whistling: :blink: thaks Grant ....


Grant it wont com up in my comuter but it dose read that i have a maxtor in the safly remove hardware icon

Edited by evstatheos, 21 October 2006 - 06:56 PM.

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GrantG

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Connect it to the computer. Right click the drive in My Computer and select Properties. Select from the tab menu Tools, then run an Error Check from this tab. This will determine whether or not there are any bad sectors on the disk or any other damage to the disk. Unless you know exactly what you are doing, and have good experience doing so, I would strongly recommend you not to open the hard drive yourself but to seek help from a professional - this may not be as cheap as you'd expect for a 10 minute job either
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One other test, can you connect it to another computer, because if it is going tick tick tick, that could be the famous tick of death meaning that revolving disk in the drive is about to give up on you. let's hope it isn't then
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You could also try to use the command prompt as well, if you can not use explore to find the info.

Hopefully the drive hasnt failed completely yet, so you should be able to get your information.

There are some File Recovery programs available that may help as well.
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